Some late season news and happenings from Canada’s thriving Motorcycle Drag Racing genre….

CMDRA Announces 2016 Schedule

The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association has released details of their 2016 National Points Series. The six-race schedule, which commences on June 4th at the MHDRA drag strip in Medicine Hat Albert and concludes on September 25th at Mission Raceway Park in British Columbia, will also feature the inaugural visit of the CMDRA to Central Alberta Raceways in Rimbey Alberta. “We are very excited to have Rimbey included in our schedule,” noted CMDRA Executive Director Ethan Barkley, adding, “It’s a great opportunity for us to expand motorcycle drag racing in Canada.”

2016 CMDRA National Points Series:

June 4/5 Medicine Hat Drag Strip, Medicine Hat AB
July 9/10 Eagle Motorplex, Ashcroft BC
July 23/24 Central Alberta Raceways, Rimbey AB
August 7 Castrol Raceway, Edmonton AB
August 20/21 Medicine Hat Drag Strip, Medicine Hat AB
September 24/25 Mission Raceway Park, Mission BC

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Posted by:  Patrick Lambie

Vantine’s 5.77 Amongst World’s Quickest!

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David Vantine and the Canadian/American Vantine Nitrosports Top Fuel motorcycle team continues to rise in the echelon of Pingel Top Fuel history, running a 5.77 at 239 mph to win the Kibblewhite/Mann Hill Garage Manufacturers Cup World Finals at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta. (Nov. 15th(.

The pass was one of the all-time quickest of the sport, and comes right on the heels of a three 5-second pass weekend at October’s International Drag Bike League finals.

The Man Cup race featured a very competitive field despite missing champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride, still nursing burns from his top-end explosion at Atco in September. With new bikes being built and delivered, Pingel Top Fuel will be bigger and better in 2016 and the Vantine Nitrosports team promises to be mixing it up at the top.

“Special thanks to Greg Pollard, and Larry and Steve McBride,” said Vantine. “And the team—Joe Taranto, Joe Hahn, Jim Althaus, Genie Muldoon, Pete Vantine, and the awesome employees of Vantine Imaging (http://www.vantineimaging.com/home.html), whose hard work allows me to come here and do this.”

Posted by:  Tim Hailey